RRC 25-25-25 = 3 Ellsworth 11-21-12 = 0 Red Rock Central took control of the match early Thursday, rolling to a 3-0 victory at Ellsworth.
The Falcons had a big night at the service line from Mikaela Smith, who was a perfect 27-of-27 with eight aces. Tegan Derickson was 10-of-10 serving. Derickson had 14 set assists while Smith added 13.
Chloe Arfsten and Fern Engen each had 11 kills in the win. Katie Larsen finished with seven kills. Brooke Rasmussen finished with 13 digs.
WWG 25-25-25 = 3 Adrian 19-10-20 = 0 Westbrook-Walnut Grove had a strong serving night and balance at the net to claim a 3-0 victory at Adrian Thursday.
Abby Herding led the Chargers from the service line, going 18-of-18 with three aces. Madison Takle was 17-of-17 with two aces and Dayna Comnick was 16-of-16 with four aces.
Comnick led the Chargers with 13 kills. Kelsi Wahl added seven kills and Paige Erickson finished with six. Herding finished with 25 set assists in the win.
MLA 25-25-25 = 3 HBC 18-19-19 = 0 Mt. Lake Area rode the hot hand of Janessa Peters Thursday night, resulting in a 3-0 sweep over Hills-Beaver Creek at Hills.
Peters pounded out 14 kills and was 12-of-14 serving with six aces.
Paige Brown was 14-of-14 serving. Jordan Syverson added eight kills. Carmen Syverson finished with four blocks. Rachel Dukes handed out 30 set assists and Mikayla Falk finished with 20 digs.
Next matches: Check for updates after each match. MLA: vs. St. James Area (at Mt. Lake), Oct. 1 RRC: vs. Fulda (at Jeffers), Oct. 2 WWG: vs. Edgerton (at Westbrook), Oct. 2
Windom 25-12-17-11 = 1 JCC 18-25-25-25 = 3 A fun night of volleyball between two high-powered teams saw Jackson County Central rally from a game down to defeat the Windom Eagles 3-1 Thursday in a Southwest Conference match at Jackson.
Windom took control of the first game early, building a lead with good blocking that led to numerous hitting errors by JCC. The Huskies were also plagued by poor serving early in the match, allowing Windom to take a nine-point lead in the first set. JCC rallied, but the Eagle lead never got closer than six points before Windom closed out the first set.
But JCC responded, going on a long run to take a commanding lead in the second set, rolling to a 25-12 victory.
The third set was tied 10-10 when a ball that appeared to go out of bounds off a JCC player was ruled a replay. JCC won the subsequent point on a long rally, then staked itself to a lead it wouldn't relinquish, winning the set 25-17.
The Huskies then kept the Eagles on the run in the fourth set, using another lengthy run to build a double-digit lead before closing out the set.
Holly Larson led the Eagles with 10 kills in the loss. She added four solo blocks. Shelby Mattson was 12-of-13 serving with two aces and added six kills, six solo blocks and 11 set assists.
Hali Tasler went 13-of-13 serving and had 20 digs. Rachel Sorensen was 10-of-10 serving. Jasmine Carlson had a team-high 24 digs in the loss.
Next matches: Check for updates after each match. Windom: at MCW (Trimont), Oct. 2